Practical skills

How to manage a choking adult

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2019
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This practical learning module provides an overview of the skills required when faced with a choking adult. It covers how to recognise this life-threatening emergency, management and treatment, including back blows and abdominal thrusts, that may be required as well as aftercare.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Elizabeth Simpson, Nurse lecturer and Interprofessional Simulation Centre coordinator, Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.


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